Universal Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Universal Camera

c. 1914

London Stereoscopic Co. Ltd

London

England

Image of Universal Camera

Lens:
Dallmeyer Adon telephoto, iris diaphragm scaled 1- 8. Gives the equivalent of 18.5" lens. Serial no. 89370 (c. 1915).

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body. Black leather bellows.

Format:
4" x 5" plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows. Double extension.

Attributes:
Adams brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Removable hood to focusing screen. Wide-angle rack. Rising front flap on body for wide-angle work. Revolving back.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front.

Serial Number:
136 .

Notes:
Address: 3 Hanover Sq. Regent St. W.

With:
3 double dark-slides. Case with L.S.C. label, key. Lens hood and cap.

There are many similarities between this camera and the Sanderson de-Luxe. It was introduced late for a wooden 'Hand and Stand' and did not sell in large numbers. It was available in teak tropical finish or leather covered mahogany. The normal shutter was a N&S Accurate with a Ross lens. Advertisements show a camera with a revolving back rather than the reversing back fitted to this example. Under the extension rack are the initials F.H. possibly those of the maker.

References & Notes:
BJA 1915, p. 752.


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London Stereoscopic Co.

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